The findings were made at Saqqara—a site that once served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.
The settlement lies at an altitude around 5,000 feet higher than the famous Inca site of Machu Picchu.
While we might know a lot about the archaeology and history of the city, relatively little is known about the genetics of Ancient Rome. A new study suggest it was "a cosmopolitan centre" long before the Roman Empire.
The settlement dates from the period spanning 900 to 1200 A.D.
Scientists in France scanned the 2,500-year-old artifact to see what was inside for the first time since the animals were entombed.
The site would have been involved in the craft production of purple dye, an extremely expensive and highly prized commodity, in the Late Minoan period circa 1800 to 1500 BCE.
Underwater archaeologists also found four other shipwrecks dating from several different historical periods.
An underwater archaeological research team excavating the wreck off the island of Antikythera have found bones, possible olive pits, and a bronze ring.
Scientists discovered new evidence that the Greek island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and humans at least 200,000 years ago—tens of thousands of years earlier than previously believed
Archaeologists uncovered the ancient city using a revolutionary imaging technology known as LiDAR, which essentially lets you "see through" vegetation.
The researchers say that the city represents an "enormous and remarkably early experiment in formal urban planning."
The Minoan Civilization, which flourished on the Greek island of Crete in ancient times, is considered by many to be the birthplace of "high culture" in Europe.
An ancient city "ten times the size of Jericho" has been unearthed in northern Israel. The site, En Esur, is still expected to be paved over by a new road.
The wreck was found after local resident Félix Alarcón spotted some shards of pottery on the seabed in Palma in July, the Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies said.
The pottery shards—known as ostraca—are like the "post-it notes of antiquity," according to scholar Chris Rollston.
The Tripolye megasites, which were occupied between 4100 and 3600 BC were home to around 10,000 people.
The structure has been submerged underwater since 1963 when the Spanish government, under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, decided to build a reservoir in the area.
Up until now, palaeontologists have faced a major problem when it comes to working out what these ancient hominids would have looked like. Now, using DNA methylation, scientists have been able to bring them back to life.
It's not clear what the relationship between the two individuals was, but researchers speculate they could have been soldiers, relatives or even lovers.
Researchers say that the warrior was likely of high status because he and his family were buried more than 16 feet below the ground alongside a trove of valuable items.
Ancient migrations of Vikings appear to have left a lasting legacy in the modern population of Ireland.
Two of the boys had been subjected to artificial skull deformation.
Researchers discovered a submerged platform from the building site that dates back 8,000 years.
It is no more than an inch in diameter, but it has enormous implications for the social history of the biblical period.
The Mycenaean culture was the first advanced civilization to develop on the Greek mainland, centered around the capital of Mycenae.
Scientists find hunter gatherers used the site for thousands of years.
The woman was buried with a brick in her mouth and stakes driven through her legs.
Mystery forefathers of ancient Egypt are being uncovered at burial sites beyond they pyramids
The find provides new insights into the origin of pottery technology in the region, a team of archaeologists said.
The 1,000-year-old woman was found with a Slavic-style ax.